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OP/ED: Unique green educational opportunity in Southern Interior

OP/ED: Unique green educational opportunity in Southern Interior

Earlier this year, I had a chance to visit the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. The Centre, located in Penticton, is part of the South Okanagan and Similkameen campus of Okanagan College. Thank you to Jim Hamilton, President of Okanagan College, and Donna Lomas, Regional Dean, for guiding my tour and telling me about their Sustainable Construction Management Technology Program.

Public asked to comment on Mount Polley report

The Post Event Environmental Impact Assessment Report is now posted for public comment.

With significant public input having been received on the restart application by Mount Polley Mine Corporation and a decision expected shortly, public input is now being sought to help ensure the company has the foremost remediation and restoration plan in place by early next year for the longer term.

The temporary re-start evaluation ‎process is separate and distinct from the longer-term environmental remediation and restoration process.

The Post Event Environmental Impact Assessment Report is now posted for public comment.

UPDATED: Ice cream man to be one of two vendors to serve park until concession opens

Artist rendering of the Celgar Pavilion, slated for completion in August.

City council, at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, unanimously voted to approve Pete Payne's application for a business license to provide mobile ice cream sales in Castlegar.

Previous coverage:

FINALLY! Refreshments will be available at Millennium Park this summer, now that city council has approved one vendor and will be voting on giving the nod to a second during a special meeting slated for this coming Tuesday.

Shedding light on city solar garden project

A solar garden could be growing in Nelson later this year is city council approves the project. — Public domain photo

The sun could be set to rise on a new solar garden project for Nelson.

After receiving some support at a recent community engagement café, the city’s EcoSave program coordinator was tasked with investigating the possibility of setting up a way to make solar energy accessible for the broader population of Nelson.

Perhaps the shortest editorial rant in history

Perhaps the shortest editorial rant in history

Speaking of thoughts that horrify me and I wish I had never had: A mosquito landed on me.

I swatted it.

But it has a right to live, too, no? I have lots of blood to spare.

So I apologized and said, "I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you will infect me with something".

Then I wished the city had done a better job of spraying and killing them all, so I didn't have to feel guilty.

Then I really, really thought about it, and wondered how I get to claim to be different from the political right wing.

City plans all wheel park for under-used portion of Gyro

City plans all wheel park for under-used portion of Gyro

The City of Trail has decided to postpone the All Wheel Park telephone survey that was to commence early this week by GDH Solutions and Discovery Research.

Are distracted driving laws in B.C. tough enough?

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton is asking for public input on fines for distracted drivers.

The BC Government is considering raising penalties for distracted driving and is now asking citizens to offer their input with the launch of a four-week consultation that runs from June 17  through to July 16, 2015.

“This is a chance for British Columbians to tell us their thoughts on distracted driving sanctions and how they would stop this dangerous behaviour,” said Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton.

RELEASE: BC issues environmental assessment certificate for LNG Export Terminal

RELEASE: BC issues environmental assessment certificate for LNG Export Terminal

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to LNG Canada Development Inc. for the LNG Canada Export Terminal project, which will be located in northwest British Columbia in the District of Kitimat. 

Medicare and the Retirement Conundrum

Medicare and the Retirement Conundrum

There's been lots of attention paid recently to the Canada Pension Plan and how to extend it, and news stories and commentary about how adequate or otherwise Canadians' retirement situation will be. The sunshine boys over at the C.D. Howe Institute (a.k.a. the Isn't Capitalism Wonderful Institute, or ICWI) reassure us that everything is fine and we should just ignore all the warnings.

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